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Common Distortion Patterns

Our static posture is the foundation in which we present ourselves and how we move. A weak foundation leads to problems down the line. Observing static posture exposes imbalances which can identify problem areas. There are three common postural distortion patterns. Those distortion patterns are:

  • Pronation distortion syndrome: flat feet and inward turned knees
  • Lower crossed syndrome: forward tilted pelvis and arched lower back
  • Upper crossed syndrome: forward head and rounded shoulders

Each of these distortion patterns can have significant effects on our physical ability and require proper attention in order to correct and prevent. Through the assessment of our posture we can determine which distortion patterns are present and develop strategies to improve.